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Mr. Sawchuk

Mike Sawchuk

President & General Manager, Enviro-Solutions

Mike Sawchuk has been involved with the jansan industry for more than 15 years. He is currently Vice President and General Manager of Enviro-Solutions, a leading manufacturer of certified-Green cleaning chemicals, based in Ontario, Canada. Sawchuk has developed and implemented various strategic programs in the professional cleaning industry throughout North America. His career has spanned various sales, marketing, and operations positions with both large and small manufacturers, as well as distributors. A graduate of Brock University with a bachelor of business administration, Sawchuk also has an MBA from McMaster University. As a frequent presenter at seminars and tradeshows as well as author of several articles discussing Green cleaning issues, Sawchuk is recognized as a "hands-on" expert on Green cleaning chemicals and systems.

Mr. Sawchuk can be contacted at 877-674-4373 or Sawchuk@Enviro-Solution.com

Coming up in May 2020...

Eco-Friendly Practices: Creative Innovation

Being eco-friendly is no longer a fad. It is an urgent planetary need and hotels are actively doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint by implementing sustainable, green practices. In addition to the goodwill derived from doing the right thing, hotels are also realizing the benefits to their business. A large percentage of Millennials expect hotels to be eco-friendly and will only patronize those properties that are proudly conforming. Consequently, more hotels are realizing that sustainability is a key element in a successful branding strategy. In addition, going green can lead to a more profitable bottom line, as savings on electricity, water and cleaning materials can add up. Also, there are other advantages that come with being an eco-friendly business, such as government subsidies and tax and loan incentives. As a result, many hotels are finding innovative ways to integrate eco-friendly practices into their business. Geo-thermal energy systems, along with energy-from-waste systems, are being used to heat and cool the property. Passive solar panels, green roofs, natural lighting and natural ventilation strategies also assist in energy conservation. Low-flow water systems and plumbing fixtures make a contribution, as does eco-friendly hardwood flooring, and energy efficient televisions and appliances throughout the property. In addition, some hotels have implemented in-room recycling programs, and only provide all-natural, personal care items. One hotel has actually constructed a bee-keeping operation on their grounds. Not only is this good for the bees but the hotel also produces products from the operation which they sell. This kind of creative innovation also holds enormous appeal to guests. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to integrate sustainable practices into their operations and how they are benefiting from them.